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The Surgical and Procedural Informatics Working Group serves as the academic home for professionals focused on informatics, idea exchange, and collaboration within surgical and procedural contexts. These span a broad range of delivery platforms within the healthcare system, including the emergency room, outpatient setting, hospital, intensive care unit, operating room, and procedural suites, and involve urgent, emergent, and elective care.

As such, the care of surgical and procedural patients involves unique workflows and considerations not found in other areas of healthcare. These nuances critically influence how informatics solutions and advancements—ranging from applied clinical informatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, telehealth and digital health, and others—are adapted to and applied in surgical and procedural contexts.


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Kevin Sexton, MD

Chair 2023-2024
Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
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Elliot Arsoniadis, MD, PhD

Chair Elect
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
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Parker Evans, MD

Informatics Student; General Surgery Resident
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Gretchen Jackson, MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA

Vice President and Scientific Medical Officer
Intuitive Surgical
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Jacqueline Soegaard Ballester, MD, MBMI

General Surgery Resident
University of Pennsylvania Health System


  • Performing: Working Group has high level of engagement and output (workshops, papers, webinars)
  • Networking: Working Group has internal and external networking opportunities for members (mentorship programs, social events, collaboration)
  • Developing: New Working Group or revitalizing efforts to grow membership (recruitment efforts, leadership)
Performing: 25%
Networking: 25%
Developing: 50%

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